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Monday, 2 April 2012

Parking and traffic during the Olympics

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has published proposals for traffic management and parking plans around the Olympic Park.

Proposed plans would see a number of traffic alterations and parking restrictions in the vicinity of venues. This would see a range of measures which would include some road closures or restricted access and controlled parking zones when events are on. Free parking permits will be issued to residents where additional restrictions are needed, with extra passes available for visitors and carers. Local businesses will also be issued with clear guidelines to outline arrangements with regards to deliveries and visitors.

These plans are due to be confirmed by the end of April ahead of the Games. Detailed maps showing the local access and parking plans the Olympic Park are available online here and LOCOG have provided the following summary for Hackney:
  • There are no local area traffic management measures within the London Borough of Hackney
  • An Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network will be in operation to transport athletes, officials and the Games Family to the event. This is being delivered by TfL
  • A residents and business parking protection area will operate in part of the London Borough of Hackney during the Games. The restrictions will be in place from Monday to Sunday, 8am–9pm
  • Existing Controlled Parking Zones will operate as they do now but their times will be extended accordingly. Existing uncontrolled areas will be restricted to permit holders only during the controlled times
  • All residents and businesses will receive permit information through their doors in May 2012.
  • Information for spectators travelling to the Games is available at http://www.london2012.com/getting-to-the-games
  • Travel information and alternative options for those in affected areas, with a specific focus on some of the busiest London hot spots, is available at www.getaheadofthegames.com. You can also follow the @GAOTG Twitter feed to receive the latest tips, travel information and advice on how to avoid travel congestion

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